Aug 18, 2011
Read carefully. If youre used to using the chat box in communicating with your friends on Facebook you should pay close attention to this one. Because as you read this post a new type of malware attack is spreading and disguised as a link that is embedded on chat messages. Normally, you won’t see weird links like this so this should give you a hint that you will be a victim of virus attack if you will be less careful in dealing with this. Below is a list of messages used coupled with the malicious link.
- bist du das?? aaaaaahahahahaahahaha
- “hey is this your ex?? lol [LINK]
- „omg you look so cute [LINK]”
These malicious links has been uncovered by the researchers at GData that looks like the image on the right. If you accidentally click the embedded link, an executable file will be downloaded automatically on your computer. The downloaded file looks like an image file that if you try to open the file a message “Picture cannot be displayed” will appear. What you don’t know is that, upon opening the file the malware gets executed and stored in the WindowsTemp folder. You can protect yourself from being infected by updating your virus definitions or just by simply avoiding clicking suspiciously looking links.